ok. so heres what happened. about one month ago my muscovy drake was killed by a dog who got off a chain. i had two hens at the time. about two weeks after the drake was killed, one of the hens dies unexpectedly. the last hen had been making herself scarce(they free range). and i figured it was because of the dog thing and was kinda traumatized. anyway we saw her the other day at the pond bathing but just for a few minutes and then she was gone. today she strolls up with 17 ducklings in pursuit. hows that for pulling it off. anyway, since she free ranges and predators are abundant i took the ducklings from her and placed them in one of the empty brooders. my question is, will the ducklings fare well raised by me the same way other ducklings that are artifically incubated do? or will the fact that they may have imprinted on their mother affect them at all? just curious. and by the way it looks like 7 black and white, 7 white, and 3 blues. thanks.